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Clinical Research Fellowship in Motor Neurone Disease

The Chief Scientist Office is pleased to announce that its call for a Clinical Research Fellowship in Motor Neurone Disease is now open for applications. This initiative, which is being funded in equal measure by  MND Scotland, CSO, and the MND Association is designed to increase research capacity in Motor Neurone Disease in Scotland. The fellowship is for 3 years and will cover the salary cost of the fellow, PhD… read more »

Do Something in 2015

  When someone close to you is diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease, you want to do something. And we need people just like you to help by getting involved and raising the funds needed to provide our essential care and support services to people with MND, and also to fund research. So, in 2015, can you help? Whether it be Something Sporty, Something Scary, or Something Civilised, everything you do… read more »

Gordon’s Fightback Passes £100k Target

Gordon Aikman has just passed his £100k target to #fundacure! This money will be used to create a clinical fellowship in Scotland to further research into MND. Craig Stockton, MND Scotland’s Chief Executive, said “Reaching £100k in six months is a fantastic achievement and is recognition of the selfless commitment and dedication that Gordon has to raising awareness and finding a cure for this disease. His efforts help ensure that… read more »

Neurology Patient Experience Survey

The European Federation of Neurological Associations, EFNA, is launching a European survey on the impact of living with a brain disorder. The aim of the survey is to: Find out how neurological disorders impact on the home, work/educational and social life of those affected. Explore the association with related conditions/syndromes e.g. mental wellbeing, chronic pain, bladder and bowel problems etc. Assess the satisfaction rates with treatment and management. Data generated will… read more »

MND Scotland to Benefit from Fernando Ricksen Tribute Match

MND Scotland is very grateful to have been chosen as a beneficiary of the highly-anticipated Fernando Ricksen Tribute Match at Ibrox which will be held on Sunday 25 January 2015. Ex-Rangers players will face an All Stars team in this special tribute to the former Rangers captain, who confirmed last year that he had been diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease. Rangers and Dutch legend Michael Mols commented: “I am always… read more »

Care Charging highlighted in First Minister speech

Following her meeting this week with Gordon Aikman and our CEO, Craig Stockton, new First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon MSP, highlighted personal care charging for terminally ill people in her first legislative programme statement. The First Minister stated “I want to make clear today my expectation that no terminally ill person in the last six months of life should be charged for personal care.” “I can also advise Parliament that if new… read more »

First Minister Promises to Review MND Care

Gordon Aikman and our CEO, Craig Stockton, met with First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, yesterday to discuss care provision for people with MND. Gordon and Craig highlighted: the postcode lottery of personal care charging for terminally ill people in Scotland, first highlighted in our campaign in June. that most of the funding for Scotland’s NHS employed MND specialist nurses comes from MND Scotland charitable donations; and, that more MND specialist nurses… read more »

Stand Up For MND – Tickets Now On Sale!

We are delighted to announce that a galaxy of comedy stars will be coming together to raise funds for MND Scotland, including Frankie Boyle, Gary Little, Janey Godley and many more to be announced! The show, in support of #GordonsFightback, will take place at the Kings Theatre, Glasgow on 23rd March 2015. Tickets are now on sale priced £20 and £15 (additional fees apply) from http://www.glasgowcomedyfestival.com/shows/#!/shows/941 They’re selling fast, so you’ll… read more »

Gordon Aikman secures First Minister meeting

Last Thursday evening, Gordon Aikman won the Judges’ Award at the Herald’s prestigious Scottish Politician of the Year Awards 2014, for his Gordon’s Fightback campaign. During his inspiring acceptance speech, Gordon highlighted that there are only 7 MND specialist nurses in Scotland and how funding for their posts relies on charitable donations to MND Scotland. Gordon finished his speech by asking First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, for her support. Today, Gordon… read more »

Support from Heart of Midlothian FC

Last weekend MND Scotland volunteers were invited to hold a collection at Tynecastle Stadium before the Hearts v Rangers match, and an incredible £1,270.27 was generously donated by the fans of both teams. A Heart of Midlothian FC spokesman said “MND touches many in our society and football is not isolated from its effects and it doesn’t matter what team you support. Here at Tynecastle, Hearts Director Robert Wilson suffers with the… read more »